According to Wikipedia --
Liberal democracy is the combination of a liberal political ideology that operates under an indirect democratic form of government. It is characterised by elections between multiple distinct political parties, a separation of powers into different branches of government, the rule of law in everyday life as part of an open society, a market economy with private property, and the equal protection of human rights, civil rights, civil liberties and political freedoms for all people.
I know that the West or the Free World, in principle, is opposed to any system of government other than Liberal Democracy.
Let us, for the sake of argument, ignore the fact that Western countries apply this principle selectively.
Yet, arguments against this policy would be --
- Liberal democracy is a Western idea that originated in ancient Greece. So, why should, say, the PRC adopt it when they have their own ancient civilization and ancient philosophers?
- Secondly, why shouldn't a country have the liberty to choose its own system of governance for its own people, should the people approve it through a referendum or revolution? E.g., according to the West, Iran is a theocracy. Yet, according to Iran themselves, they have a functioning presidential democracy.
So, why does the West oppose any system other than liberal democracy?